He is from the past, or so he likes to think about him, though he does well in the world has to live in. Simmon Said (Madrid, 1983) is an old romantic but with the convenience of the currently world. It was in 2009 when, as an epiphany, looking at 'The ironer' by Picasso's at Guggenheim in New York, he understood what his path was. Having flirted with different artistic disciplines, he left half-written novel in a drawer and returned to his pencils.
He is an illustrator who enjoys revisiting aesthetic references of the twentieth century, from the Soviet posters to secessionist artworks, through the black and white photographs in Life magazine. He is a nostalgic, but with good vibes.
He has been building up gradually until he have found a personal style, getting his unmistakable stamp of retro sensibility to be recognize. We can highlight his work in the publishing world, as a collaborator of Condé Nast Group, for magazines as Condé Nast Traveler and GQ, among others. In addition, he has worked for Cadena Ser, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Mulafest and IFEMA, where he exposes a permanent mural. Customers like Sephora, Shiseido, Kimko, Tommy Hilfiger and Netflix have had him for their advertising campaigns. He is very proud of its international collaborations with the theater, designing posters for the plays 'Angeleta & Etelvina' in the Little Angel Theatre in London (UK) and 'The Traveller' at the Royal Culture Center of Amman ( Jordan). In addition, as many Gunter Gallery’s artists, music has been instrumental in his career, and he has created the cover of The Nastys first album.